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Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Blog

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Day One - Dynamex to Dominate Legislative Discussion in California in 2019

USA - December 6 2018 December 3 was the first day of the new legislative session in California. It was a day of festivities and ceremony, as new members were sworn into…

New York City Sets Nation’s First-Ever Gig Economy Minimum Wage

USA - December 4 2018 We’ve been expecting this since August, when the New York City Council passed a proposal establishing that ride-sharing driver should earn a minimum…

Airbnb Joins Uber And Lyft, Ending Mandatory Arbitration For Sexual Harassment And Discrimination Claims

USA - November 26 2018 Airbnb Inc. recently announced it would no longer force its employees who filed sexual harassment lawsuits to settle their claims in private…

NYC Council Passes 6 More Bills Protecting Ride-Sharing Drivers

USA - November 21 2018 On the heels of the NYC Council passing (and the mayor signing into Law) a bill requiring minimum payments for ride-sharing drivers and a one-year…

Sweetening The “Gig” - Tech Companies May Soon Offer Stock Options To Contractors

USA - November 14 2018 Stock options, in large part, make some of the biggest public tech companies tick; a means of attracting top talent with the promise of big payouts…

Someone Call A Doctor! This Settlement Agreement Is Bleeding Out

USA - August 14 2018 A federal appeals court recently ruled that an overbroad “no-rehire” provision in a settlement agreement with a former employee can be an unlawful…

The DTSA’s Ex Parte Seizure Remedy - Two Years Later

USA - August 7 2018 Enacted in May 2016, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) created a new remedy that was not available under any state's Uniform Trade Secrets…

Top Ten List - Watch These Ten Key Employment Bills as the California Legislative Year Comes to a Close

USA - August 2 2018 It’s been a nice summer recess as the California Legislature has been on break, with Members returning to their home districts. But that respite is…

States Look for New Angle to Fight No-Poach Agreements

USA - July 17 2018 Attorneys general in ten states and the District of Columbia have recently launched an investigation into the employment practices of eight fast-food…

Illinois Court Confers Another Win for Employees in Non-solicitation and Trade Secrets Case

USA - July 5 2018 In a recent decision, the Northern District of Illinois continued its trend of invalidating employment agreements, this time in regard to a…